Jamie Newman Chief Executive Officer Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
Orange Aboriginal Medical Service has been training GP registrars for the last 10 years.
“The experience is two-ways, the registrar gets the experience of working with Aboriginal people and Aboriginal people get the experience of working with a younger person who comes here with a passion for medical care, passion for health care, a passion for working in an environment that can have loads of challenges.
“And our younger Aboriginal people who work for us are inspired by those young people that come to us.”
Dr Tim Senior GP Supervisor Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Medical Clinic
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Medical Clinic has been training GP registrars for more than 10 years.
“Many people who train in Aboriginal community controlled health services stay there afterwards because it can become quite addictive, we’ve got quite a few registrars staying on here after their registrar terms.
“The community has been really welcoming to our GP registrars, they love having them around, they love finding out where they’re from and who they are.”
“Our community does the teaching, so I’ll do the medical supervision and we’ll work towards exams but patients and community members will get to know the registrars as they come through and they’ll teach them about their experiences and their health and managing them appropriately and the things that work and don’t work.”